The properties of Vitamin C and how it helps support our skin have been studied by science -with plenty of research to back this antioxidant ingredient. You may be surprised to learn that it’s available in different forms, for example, it’s often listed as ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid.
It is a powerhouse ingredient – and is well-known for holding this status; it brings multiple skin-friendly benefits, including the brightening and evening out of skin tone, boosting the skin’s firmness, and (as mentioned earlier), it holds proven antioxidant properties.
It’s worthy of superstar status…here’s why:
- Collagen-friendly: A hard-working anti-ageing ingredient, it helps generate collagen production and stabilise collagen levels. It fights hard against wrinkle formation and skin sagging.
- Defends and neutralises: Vitamin C is a classic anti-oxidant, which means its role is to defend the skin and act as a neutraliser. It protects and defends against the exposure of environmental elements and pollutants, such as sun exposure and smoke. These (aggressors) break down collagen, which generates free radical damage and oxidative stressors (which are largely responsible for prematurely ageing the skin’s appearance). Vitamin C acts to neutralise skin damage and free radical activity.
- Anti-inflammatory: Vitamin C is a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient, which makes it ideal for skin conditions such as acne or rosacea. It also helps reduce and fade any signs of red or brown spots on the skin – acting as a de-pigmentation agent, if you like.
- Ascorbic acid: This form of vitamin C works hard to help create younger-looking skin, by improving the skin’s firmness.
Lou Riby, Managing Director of Elemental Herbology says, “Many clinical studies show that the regular application of skincare that contains anti-oxidants is essential in buffering external, oxidative stressors (such as pollution, central heating, the wind, cold air and flying). And in today’s often hectic, stress-filled world, we all need this extra support. Vitamin C, in particular, is a hard-working, multi-tasker when it comes to our skin.”
|Hero ingredient: Kakadu Plum is rich in Vitamin C and helps brighten your complexion.||Top Tip: Double cleanse your skin to remove the impurities, this action puts back vital, skin-friendly nutrients into your skin. Chose the most suitable cleanse product to suit your skin’s needs and your beauty-queen preferences.|
Get Your Vitamin C Fix
Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse Facial Cleanser is a natural milk cleanser, brimming with skin-brightening botanicals to help improve the appearance of skin tone and brighten mature skin complexions. It’s high in vitamin C to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
Our Vital Cleanse Facial Cleanser, combining Vitamin C and Papaya extract to break down those dead skin cells and stimulate fresh cell renewal. In turn, this helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and banish any signs of dullness. Apply to damp skin: blend a small amount of the product between your fingertips, massage into the skin using small, circular movements -paying attention to any areas of skin congestion. Gently remove with warm water.
Our Harmonising Cleanse is packed with Vitamin C-rich Grapefruit Peel oil, which targets those oil-prone areas, and restores balance to the (dreaded) T-zone area. Gently apply 1-2 pumps of the product onto dry skin, use small, circular movements and hone in on these areas of congestion. Add a small amount of water, you’ll find the cleanser turns into a milk texture. Gently rinse off with warm water.
Our Vital Glow Overnight Resurfacing Cream is packed with vitamin C-rich Kakadu Plum. Here at Elemental Herbology HQ, we call this product ‘beauty sleep in a jar.’ As part of your nighttime skincare ritual, apply to freshly cleansed skin, it’s rich, thick texture means you only need to apply a thin layer. Allow the product to sink into your skin as you slumber the night away!
Our Perfect Balance Facial Moisturiser SPF 12 works twice as hard! It helps balance oil production whilst replenishing the skin’s moisture levels and protects against environmental aggressors.